Anniversaries and commemorations come and go daily. Most of us, even the best historians, miss most occasions. If we think of history as events then we are faced with a continually showering in the grains of sand. Nevertheless, we do pick out certain patterns in the remembrance of historical dates. The blog here reminds us of some dates where the local, state, national, and global perspectives entwine.
What Time is It? It is flow of a sandstorm that will on each day compress somewhere into a structure – sandstone, selected and only remembered in the longue durée.
|23 April 1871||James Frederick Palmer died (born 1803), Victorian politician|
|Saturday, 23 April 1921||Judy Agnew born, Second Lady of the United States (d. 2012)|
|Saturday, 23 April 1921||Janet Blair born, American actress (d. 2007)|
|Saturday, 23 April 1921||Warren Spahn born, American baseball player (d. 2003)|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1946||The Eastern Pennsylvania Basketball League (which is now the CBA) is founded.|
|Sunday, 23 April 1961||Judy Garland performs in a legendary comeback concert at Carnegie Hall in New York City.|
|Sunday, 23 April 1961||Dirk Bach born, German actor and comedian (d. 2012)|
|Sunday, 23 April 1961||George Lopez born, American actor and comedian|
|Friday, 23 April 1971||D.B. Weiss born, American television producer and writer born, and novelist|
|Thursday, 23 April 1981||Nietta Zocchi died, Italian actress (b. 1909)|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1991||Prime Minister of Iceland Steingrímur Hermannsson resigns following an inconclusive parliamentary election on April 20. On April 30, he is succeeded as prime minister by Davíð Oddsson.|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1991||Caleb Johnson born, American singer|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1991||Johnny Thunders died, American musician (b. 1952)|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1996||P. L. Travers died, British actress , journalist , novelist and writer (b. 1899)|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1996||Charlie Rowe born, British actor|
|Tuesday, 23 April 1996||Álex Márquez born, Spanish motorcycle racer|
|Saturday, 23 April 2011||Dutch Tilders died, 69, musician|
|Saturday, 23 April 2016||Banharn Silpa-archa died, 21st Prime Minister of Thailand (b. 1932)|
|Saturday, 23 April 2016||Inge King died, 1sculptor|
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Professional Historian at Professional Historians Association (Queensland) Inc.
Neville Buch (Pronounced Book) Ph.D. is a certified member of the Professional Historians Association (Queensland). Since 2010 he has operated a sole trade business in history consultancy. He was a Q ANZAC 100 Fellow 2014-2015 at the State Library of Queensland. Dr Buch was the PHA (Qld) e-Bulletin, the monthly state association’s electronic publication, and was a member of its Management Committee. He is the Managing Director of the Brisbane Southside History Network.
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